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Diaethria Billberg 1820

Andrew V. Z. Brower
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Containing group: Callicorini


The "88" and "89" butterflies, so called because of the pattern on the ventral surface of the hindwing, are a charismatic neotropical genus often found assembled in numbers to gather salts from mud puddles.

Other Names for Diaethria Billberg 1820


Lamas G ed. 2004. Atlas of Neotropical Lepidoptera. Checklist: Part 4A Hesperioidea - Papiionoidea. Gainesville: Scientific Publishers/Association of Tropical Lepidoptera.

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Scientific Name Diaethria eluina
Location Curitiba, Brasil
Specimen Condition Live Specimen
Source Image:Diaethria_eluina.jpg
Source Collection Wikimedia Commons
Scientific Name Diaethria astala
Location Mexico: San Luís Potosí, Xilitla
Specimen Condition Live Specimen
Identified By Gill Carter
Life Cycle Stage adult
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Source Astala Eighty-eight (Diaethria astala)
Source Collection Neotropical Butterflies
Copyright © 2003 Gill Carter
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